Originally Posted by Bag302
Gonelong, I just used the clear rope light from Home Depot (24') ~ $15.
I really like the way yours shows and want to mimic it as closely as possible.
I stopped by HD today. They have quite a selection of rope light. You stated that you used clear, however, the HD I was in has "clear" marked on just about everthing.
Of the two that I am considering, 1 is "clear" with a yellow tint, and one is "clear" plastic. From the picture it appears that you have the yellow tinted "clear" plastic. Is that correct?
I was thinking the yellowish tint would more subtle and that the "clear" white might be too harsh.
I think it just looks nicer, but it seems there is some "science"? behind it as well.
All TVs require a darkened room to present their best picture. The color, point of origin, and intensity of light in a viewing environment, all affect the quality of image obtainable from any television, as well as the viewing fatigue experienced. A small fluorescent fixture, with a proper 'color temperature' bulb, placed behind a direct-view monitor, flat panel TV, or rear-projection set, fulfills much of what is needed to achieve the SMPTE recommendations pertaining to ambient light in the room. Viewing a TV in a darkened room can cause eye strain in short order. This is primarily due to the iris opening and closing dramatically as scenes change from dark to light on the screen. For a vivid demonstration of how frequently light levels change throughout a typical program, turn your back to a TV in a darkened room and notice how much the light changes in the room, both in intensity and frequency. Providing a small amount of light behind the set 'biases' the iris (reducing the range of motion in the iris muscle), resulting in more relaxed viewing. Glare and reflections are then dramatically reduced, by eliminating any light source from striking the front of the set. Colors appear richer and blacks are darker. Contrast and brightness controls can be turned down.